Q: My husband has arthritis in his ankles so he needs to keep them warm. In winter he finds just rolling up his socks to cover them is not enough and they cause him pain. Would it be permissible for him to keep his trousers over his ankles to keep them warmer?
A: He should avoid wearing his pants below his ankles as this is against the Sunnah. To keep his ankles warm, he may wear mozas (leather socks) above his socks.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)